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- From Remedy, the masters of cinematic action, comes a 3rd person action game filled with overwhelming odds
- Alan Wake is like a tightly paced thriller TV series, offering endless twists and cliffhangers, and building up to an epic conclusion.
- Light is your greatest weapon and only protection as dark¬ness takes over everything and everyone, and turns them against you.
- Episodic narrative
- Suspenseful and gripping storyline
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When the wife of the best-selling writer Alan Wake disappears on their vacation, his search turns up pages from a thriller he doesn’t even remember writing. A dark presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, Washington pushing Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save the woman he loves. With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake is a pulse-pounding thrill ride.
Alan Wake, developed by Remedy Entertainment for the Xbox 360, is psychological action thriller that incorporates the elements of a TV show with the interactivity of a video game for a uniquely immersive experience. A suspenseful story told in successive episodes, this release will treat players to top-notch graphics that give the game a stunning cinematic look.
Alan Wake is a bestselling horror novelist who moved to the small town of Bright Falls, Washington after suffering from insomnia and depression. Wake is able to sleep again, but after he meets a mysterious woman, he begins to have terrible nightmares. As he puts these nightmares on paper for a new book, he soon notices that all the things that happen in his book are coming true right before his eyes.
Using cinematic effects and technology such as real-time lighting, shadows and reflections, you'll be treated to a game that is oozing with atmosphere and able to invoke an emotional response from the player. The realistic environment features real-time weather and light changes that effect the game play for a remarkably immersive experience.
Explore an Entire Town
The town of Bright Falls is 100 square kilometers, and players will be able to roam through this incredibly detailed area any way they like, roaming the town or wandering out to the lakes, forest, satellite towns, and more. The game gives the player goals, but how he chooses to go about completing them is up to him. Clues are scattered throughout the town, and solving mysteries will require players to pay close attention to the little details.
In addition to solving puzzles and exploration, the game also pushes players into serious action and combat; when night comes, creatures will take their best shots at Alan, and you'll have to be quick with strategy as well as weapons to beat them back.
Alan Wake presents an unusual and new gaming experience that features a riveting, multi-layered story while giving the player the ability to freely roam a giant environment. It supports Dolby Digital sound.
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I haven't finished the game so I can't say how great the story is nor how long it is either, but so far the story is good and not cheesy at all. It exploits the fear of many when they were younger - the darkness, and how it slowly poses over everyone Alan Wake meets in a small town. It's brought some indeed really unique and disturbing story twists, which can be difficult to swallow at times.. However, for the sake of character and game development, there's small hidden items scattered around like script pages, radios, and TVs, which reward you for exploration by helping explain and foreshadowing events. I highly recommend finding the time to watch, read, or listen to anything you find as it contributes to the tale and makes the story and overall feel much more creepy.
The game is rather linear but it does have optional/hidden areas that reward exploration that include supply chests or as mentioned earlier other things that push the story further. I highly recommend taking your time and trying to find everything as it not only helps you but can build up some great tension that further makes the game creepier. And also, take your time. Don't rush this game, it's a highly atmospheric game that needs to be played a little day to stomach and make the game more enjoyable.
Combat is also unique as you'll always need a flashlight to break away the darkness that your enemies have as a shield. After it's a gone a few blasts from your weapon will finish them off. There are no melee weapons so you'll have to conserve ammo and find different ways to kill the monsters, which there are: Such as blinding them until they fall off cliffs and such. Since your flashlight can run out of battery and has to recharge this makes for some very interesting gameplay. You'll be dodging axes and chainsaws with the stylish dodge several times, which makes the game intense and fun.
I have not encountered many glitches apart from the standard map glitch that's bound to happen (invisible walls in corners and such), and the only thing I didn't like is the camera. It's convenient that it automatically switches from left/right view in tight situations, but sometimes more than often this can get annoying. But nothing game breaking/completely frustrating.
I was also very pleased to see my Xbox 360 new copy came with a free DLC code. Not sure which one but either way it's a great value.
If you like atmospheric games with non-cheesy plots and intense action, with rewarding exploration, Alan Wake is your game! I highly recommend trying it at night with volume on and lights off for the maximum experience.
-- UPDATE --
I just finished the game last night. No spoilers to share, but that was indeed a very good game. The story was very complex and extremely detailed compared to other games. It was kind of like the Matrix, pretty complicated. The gameplay generally stays the same except for a few larger areas that you need a vehicle to cross. I also had much fun trying to find all collectibles. In the end, I found all manuscripts, hidden radios, hidden TVs, but 29/30 chests, and 97/100 coffee cups. It took me thirty hours but this is only because I did LOTS of exploring, checking every corner, checking everything for collectibles. On rushed playthrough it could maybe last up to ten hours, but that's not how to play a game like this. If you're getting Alan Wake, take your time, play it a little at a time at night to take it all in and properly understand it, and to make sure it doesn't get boring because the game can feel repetitive at times. But overall, great game.
- A Nice Cast of Characters - All of the characters in Alan Wake are interesting, including Wake himself.
- A Well Realized World - Whether you're in the Brightfalls Diner or roaming the Brightfalls dark and foggy woods at night, the world that Remedy has created for Alan Wake is oozing with atmosphere. Top notch.
- Excellent Voice Acting - Each character has a voice that matches their model perfectly. It all feels very natural, nothing feels forced.
- The Storyline - Unlike other games, in Alan Wake you're a writer whose going through marriage issues and other pretty awful things. Add to all of this the fact that your spooky stories have mixed with reality and you're in for one heck of a ride.
- Simple Gameplay With a Twist - Alan Wake is at its heart a third-person shooter, but it mixes light into the equation to make it go beyond the norm. Your flashlight, and other light sources around the environment, is a necessary tool if you want to survive this tale.
- Graphics - Nice lighting, nicely detailed environments, etc. It looks great.
- Some Minor Repetition - Most of the combat is the same, so it does become a little bit repetitious at times.
- Wonky Animations and Lip Sync - Some of the characters could've animated better during cutscenes.
Other than a few minor complaints, Alan Wake is easily one of my favorite games I've ever played. I highly recommend this one.